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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 10:29
As usual at this time of the year (late October) we managed to escape St Mawes for a long distance walk.  This year we just had 4.5 days so we chose to walk the SWCP from Portloe (just a 8  miles from home) to Plymouth.  Given the short daylight hours and the forecast of fog this was going to be quite a tough challenge. Tuesday (Portloe to Mevagissey 12.5 miles):Having dropped our luggage off in Mevagissey we drove to Portloe to start our walk.  Visibility was about 50 to 100metres.  The first 1.5 miles out of Portloe and along the coast are really tough (in my view some of the toughest you wi...
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 09:42
We have added "Transferwise" as a great new low cost way of paying for your holiday if you live overseas. With charges as low as 0.5% this is easily cheaper than using your bank to transfer money. Just click on the link below and it will explain how to make your first payment.   How to make your First Transferwise Payment
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 11:43
New for 2014 we are launching our first GUIDED walking tour.  It will be based in St Just (West Cornwall) and will be led by Sonja, our German speaking guide.  She will take you on 3 wonderful walking exploring the natural beauty of the this extreme rugged western edge of England as well as delving into the history our Cornish ancestors have left behind, from ancient rock circles to more recent tin mine workings.
Monday, December 2, 2013 - 16:12
Great news for visitors to the South West, especially many of our walking customers from overseas.  Flybe has announced that it will keep its Gatwick to Newquay twice daily flight going all through the summer of 2014.  Many in Cornwall see this route as a vital economic link for the county allowing easier access for tourist and also allowing those living in Cornwall a quick route to London. google
Friday, November 8, 2013 - 14:48
There is a host sea life around the coasts of Cornwall and if you are lucky enough to see dolphins it is always nice to be able to identify them. The 3 most common types are: Bottlenose Dolpins I have seen these many times around the coast of southern Cornwall, particularly in Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay.  They are large (1.9m to 3.9m long) have a prominent dorsal fin and beak and are predominantly grey with a pale underside.  They are seen several times a season by passengers on the St Mawes to Falmouth ferry.  These animals are seen year round in coastal waters.  Typically seen in groups...
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 16:39
I thought it might be fun and informative to list my favourite eateries on the South West Coastal Path in Cornwall.  Living in St Mawes there is obviously a bias to South Cornwall but it wouldn't be a personal list if there wasn't! 1) The Hidden Hut - above Porthcurnick beach Portscatho.  A wonderful beach cafe run by Simon and Jemma.  As well as doing great food during the day (Seafood chouder is my favourite lunchtime meal) they do "Feast Nights" throughout the summer.  These are always sold out, the food is always excellent (the weather not always) but when it is there isn't a better place....
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 17:53
Cornwall Walking Holiday - St Ives to Mousehole in early October I managed to set aside 3 days for a quick walk from St Ives to Mousehole. Thought it was a great opportunity to refresh my memory of this season's favourite walk (about 75% of all our 2013 walks included this section). The plan was to do the longest day on my own (St Ives to St Just) and then my wife Amelia to join me for the second 2 days (St Just to Porthcurno and Porthcurno to Mousehole). Day 1 : (September 30th) St Ives to St Just The weather forecast was not looking great but I have seen worse. I set my alarm for 06:30 was o...
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 10:35
Exploring North Cornwall walked down to the Castle at Tintagel. Wonderful place, great atmosphere. Thought the film running in the visitor center was honest to admit the whole King Arthur was purely a legend and that the Castle was built in 1233. Beautiful remote spot all the same. Google
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 10:44
The South West Path Association have organised a sponsored walk starting at both ends of the path (Minehead and Poole) and finishing at Lands End to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the opening of the coastal path. We are proud to have helped in a small way by sponsoring one of the legs. The path at 630 miles long is the longest National Trail in Great Britain. The link to the sponsored walk's website is The walk finishes at Lands End on the 7th May By Tim Whitaker
Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 13:04
Although we are passionate about walking in the South West there are other parts of England we know well too and we have decided to offer offer 3 new Walks, two along the Thames and one through the Yorkshire Dales and to The Lake District. The Dales Way (7 nights)  Starting in the lovely Victorian Spar Town of Ilkley, the route passes right through the Yorkshire Dales, with its wonderful limestone walls and gentle valleys, before crossing to the Lake District National Park and finishing in Bowness alongside Lake Windermere. The Upper Thames Path (7 nights) Starting at the very source of the Th...
Monday, December 19, 2011 - 00:00
We are very pleased to announce a partnership with "Urlaub Cornwall" to help promote our site to german speakers, who would like a walking holiday in cornwall. We have had some sections of our website translated and published on their site "Urlaub Cornwall"  
Friday, November 18, 2011 - 00:00
13th November: Stayed in Penzance Hotel overnight set off at 10:15. There was a strong wind blowing into our faces. The first 3 miles to Marizion are a bit dull, alongside the railway track and the road. We passed the Remembrace day parade in Marazion. Just the other side of the village the path turns right off the road and down to the coast. After we had passed the 3 coves that make up Prussia cove we arrived a lovely little cafe at Perranathue where we stopped for a delicious cup of latte. Some sandy coves and rocky headlands and then we arrived at Praa Sands where we had lunch at the beach...